Professional Organizations

ASCLS - NCSCLS

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) is the national professional society dedicated to:

  • Establishing, developing and maintaining the highest standards in clinical laboratory methods and research.
  • Creating mutual understanding and cooperation between those in the laboratory and all health professionals working in the interest of individual and public health.
  • Promoting programs of primary and continuing education, research and development.
  • Representing the profession of clinical laboratory science through improvement of the status of its members.
  • Advancing the ideals and principles of the profession of clinical laboratory science.

Student membership is available for a fee of $30.00/year ($25.00 national dues $5.00 state dues). This fee entitles a member to:

  • Subscriptions to "Clinical Laboratory Science", a quarterly scientific journal; and "ASCLS News," a monthly newspaper
  • Opportunities to attend the annual meeting and participate in workshops, seminars and the student forum at no charge or a reduced rate

The state society holds two meetings annually with scientific sessions and business meetings. Student members may participate actively in the student forum. Student awards and scholarships are among the opportunities available to participants. Any student member, upon completion of the requirements for active membership, shall pay one half of the national dues for the first year of active membership.  Applications for student membership can also be found on the ASCLS website: http://www.ascls.org/

AMP

The Association for Molecular Pathology is a not-for-profit scientific society dedicated to the advancement, practice, and science of clinical molecular laboratory medicine and translational research based on the applications of genomics and proteomics.

AMP is dedicated to:

  • The advancement of clinical molecular diagnostic and prognostic medicine through education and training of practitioners, physicians, laboratory and industrial scientists, and health care professionals involved in patient care and management.
  • The development of new technologies in molecular biology to be used in laboratory medicine, including diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of genetic disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, identity and histocompatibility.
  • Participation by its members and supporters in basic and translational research aimed at broadening the understanding of gene/protein structure and function, disease processes, and molecular diagnostics.
  • Informing and educating its members of advances in, and applications of nucleic acid-based diagnostics through its annual society meetings, publications (The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics and the AMP newsletter), website (www.amp.org), listserv (CHAMP), and other venues.

Individuals interested in educational, medical, scientific, economic, and regulatory aspects of molecular diagnostics, including but not limited to pathologists, clinical laboratory scientists, technologists, clinicians and other health care personnel, government employees, especially those involved in regulation of the field, and professionals in the in vitro diagnostics industry, are invited to participate.

ASCP

ASCP offers free memberships to students. Applications and more information may be found at http://www.ascp.org/